Chapel Royal Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle Dame Street , Dublin 2

Founded in 1279, the Chapel Royal was designed by Francis Johnston in 1807 but was dispossessed of during the Reformation in 1539.
The Carmelite community was re-established in 1825, though not on the exact spot of the original foundation. The Chapel Royal is noted for its plasterwork, oak carvings and the limestone heads which were carved by Edward Smyth and his son, John Smyth.
The coat-of-arms of all the Viceroys or Lord Lieutenants who were the King or Queen of England's representative in Ireland are emblazoned on the wooden galleries and when these were full they were painted onto the church windows.
Amazingly, the coat-of -arms of the last Viceroy, before the castle was handed over to the Irish Free State in 1922, occupies the final available window space.
Also found in this church are the relics of St Valentine which were given as a gift to the Church by the Holy See.
The Church is one of the largest in Dublin, and houses one of the finest organs in the country

Special Offers

Gaiety Panto Rate

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for guests attending the Gaiety Panto show.  The Grafton Capital Hotel is only a 2 minute walk from the Gaiety and is the perfect match for your visit to the Panto!

Rugby Special

Special Bed and Breakfast rate for Rugby weekends - Exclusive to our own website.

4 Nights or more Special

Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

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Guest Reviews


We really loved our stay and would stay with you again. Excellent location, comfortable room and ALL staff friendly and helpful. Thank you so much. The Frank family from Oklahoma

K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.


Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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